Winter always brings with it uncertainty when it comes to weather. When the weather deteriorates the necessity for housing is likely and we’ll start to see an increase in foot problems in sheep. Sarah Hampson gives us a rundown of the most common causes of lameness, how to identify […]
The diagnosis of Mycoplasma bovis is becoming more and more common on dairy farms, it can cause disease in both calves and adult cattle. It is a notoriously difficult bug to treat, and even then vaccination has historically proved difficult.
We have previously relied onautogenous vaccine (those producedin a lab […]
In show business, they say never work with children or animals because, despite best intentions, accidents can happen. With housing upon us, animals will no doubt find inventive ways to hurt themselves in buildings which were thought to be safe. As we continuously aim to reduce antibiotic use, we are […]
Many of you, like me, may think it’s too late in the season to be thinking about parasites, but the truth is …parasites are persistent little blighters that never ever give up!
So, I have done a bit of research of the main culprits and pulled together some key bits […]
Joel and Emma Redfern have built up a 200 head flying dairy herd near Yarlet in Staffordshire after taking on the farm in 2017. We caught up with them after doing some investigatory work into some calf respiratory problems. It’s prime time of year for respiratory issues, so we hope […]
A long term dream of mine to launch a Mobility Management service at LLM finally became reality with the arrival on 1st October of our very own professional cattle hoof trimmer – Chris Smith; he was followed in quick time a few days later by his state of the art […]
Around the Autumn Equinox we often see an increase in Salmonella cases with greater inclement weather and closer cow contact. Vicky goes through why and how best to keep on top of it in the coming weeks.
The main cost of Salmonella infection comes from decreased milk yield in subclinically […]
Cattle housing should be a key management tool for the winter whether you’re working with new or old buildings. Whichever of these brackets you fall into the reproductive performance, the yield, and the health and wellbeing of your stock is very dependent on this environment. In this article we will […]
Our expanding farm team welcomes new farm vets into the fold.
We are excited to welcome Chantal Bryant to the team in Bakewell from Scarsdale Farm Vets. Chantal is an experienced vet with over 14 years in practice, starting out in mixed animal and spending the past eight years in farm. […]
Fluke has a significant impact on the UK agricultural economy through sheep deaths, decreased production, poor fertility and liver rejections at abattoirs. The risk that fluke presents is highly determined by the climate. With increasing temperatures and wetter weather, the risk is ever rising and has been over the last […]